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Thomas Lofton Hazelwood: accident or homicide? Time will tell.

No word yet if UK death of Thomas Lofton Hazelwood is hazing-related. However, first reports are that Kentucky  Farmhouse pledges were coerced into drinking prior to serenading sorority women. This may  not qualify as criminal hazing but it certainly needs to be addressed as a possible hazing. Who furnished the alcohol? Were other pledges in similar state of inebriation? How long did it take before someone called 911? –HN

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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